Category: Broadcast

News and information for anyone wanting to host a radio show, run a hobby or community radio station.

top 5 movies about radio.

Top movies and docos about radio

It goes without saying that I like everything about radio, even movies that feature radio stations. The first movie I watched about radio must have been FM (pretty sure I left the cinema disappointed)....

Alex Belfield the voice of reason

Alex Belfield – a cautionary tale

YouTube sensation Alex Belfield from Nottinghamshire, UK, provides a cautionary tale for anyone wanting to shock their way to fame and fortune at the expense of others.

Picture shows an Arran Sound volunteer broadcasting from their home studio.

Local, local, local – where radio does it best

I’ve written a few posts promoting the benefits of local radio and hyper-local radio over the years. I’m a bit like a cracked record in that regard as I really believe that’s what radio...

Budget ways to promote your hobby radio station

Most hobby and community broadcasters can’t hope to match the marketing spend of corporate stations. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to advertise and promote your station. As a low-budget broadcaster your musical...

Books for better broadcasting

When it comes to books to help you find your way as a station manager or broadcaster, the field is wide open. However, there are two or three I have come to rely on...

Why less is more in station management

What can you stop doing? What are you doing now that’s part of the routine that may be near pointless and deliver zero meaningful returns for the time and effort?

Books for better broadcasting

When it comes to books to help you find your way as a station manager or broadcaster, the field is wide open. However, there are two or three I have come to rely on....

Budget ways to promote your station

Most hobby and community broadcasters can’t hope to match the marketing spend of corporate stations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t advertise and promote your station. As a low-budget broadcaster your musical output may...

Covid pushed people away from their car radios

The most recent Share of Ear® study from Edison Research finds that 12% of all AM/FM radio listening is via streaming, while 88% of listening is done to a traditional, over-the-air radio signal.AM/FM radio content in the U.S....

Talk radio – it’s the only game in town

In my opinion the best thing any radio station can do is to give its listeners a voice on air with a talkback show. It’s the equivalent of the local paper’s letters page (remember...